Two weeks ago, we received two live lobsters in the mail as a Christmas gift. Seth was thrilled to see them. He quickly named them Clang and Cupcake.
The instructions said to get them out of the package and into the fridge as fast as possible.
We opened the package to transfer them and Seth declared himself their caretaker. He reminded us that their antennas would raise up as soon as we touched them. They did just that and started wiggling as he held them. It startled Seth a bit when they began moving and it was fun to see how excited he was.
Seth cleared out one of our vegetable trays in the fridge and made them a bed of damp newspaper as the instructions suggested. He placed them in the tray and then decided they were hungry and put bits of hot dogs in with them. Seth has caught crawdads before using hot dogs so he was sure they would eat them.
We put off eating them because my wife was nervous to cook live lobsters, and I have no idea how to cook anything. So for the next two days Seth babysat Clang and Cupcake and they actually did eat some of the hot dogs.
It came time to either give them away or eat them and to Seth’s dismay, we decided to cook them. My wife did the preparations, but she could not bring herself to drop them in the water. So I can now say that I have cooked live lobsters on my own. No one else would eat them, so only my daughter and I enjoyed a meal of fresh lobster dipped in melted butter.
Clang and Cupcake were delicious!